Getting enough sleep each night is something that everyone can benefit from, but unfortunately not enough people take full advantage. This is because our bedrooms have become places to watch TV and engage in a variety of activities that have nothing to do with sleep.
In addition, the bedroom is often not decorated or properly equipped to encourage sleep, which means that we get less of it and our health will suffer. Fortunately, there are some simple, yet effective decorating ideas that will help encourage getting a good night’s sleep.
Lose the TV: One of the biggest inhibitors of sleep is the TV set, so remove it from your bedroom. The knowledge that the TV is there will often prevent people from getting enough sleep at night, so removing it to another room is highly recommended. This is also true for many of the electronic devices as well, including your smartphone or tablet. Other than the alarm clock, a device that may generate soft, relaxing sounds or music is about the only acceptable device that should be allowed.
Dim the Lights: Let the sunshine in the daytime be the only bright light that enters the bedroom. Using lights of lower wattage will not only create a more relaxing atmosphere, it will also save on your electric bills as well. If you do need a bright light for cleaning, then have a separate switch for that.
Cool Colors: Decorate your bedroom with colors that are cool and relaxing. Blues, purples and darker colors bring that sense of calmness that helps you get to sleep even faster. You can also add warmer hues, but make sure they are neutral in nature to create that sleepy environment. Soft peach, yellows and greens make an excellent balance of colors.
Remove the Clutter: A clean room free of clutter helps calm the nerves and clear the mind. Identify and get rid of all the clutter that is in your room. One way is to purchase storage units that fit into your closets so that you can maximize the space that is available. Keep the area around your bed clean as well which helps to bring that sense of clarity and calm.
Keep it Clean: There is something about a clean smelling room that makes sleeping a more pleasurable experience. Probably because that if something didn’t smell right, then the temptation to clean it may keep you up. Adding a pleasing fragrance also helps as will cleaning the linens on a weekly basis. The more that can be done to keep things smelling clean, the better and more restive the sleep will be.
Decorate to Your Tastes: A wonderful way to help get to sleep is imagining yourself in a place where you would like to be. A faraway island, along the beach, in the mountains and the like can be quite restful. By adding this decoration to your bedroom, you can then focus on what helps get you to sleep at night.
These are just a few ideas on how to decorate your bedroom in order to produce a better night’s sleep. Anything that can create a more restive, relaxing atmosphere will certainly help aid your slumber.